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Fiona Joy / Press

“600 Years In A Moment is a masterful mélange of superlative musical performance, stunning contemporary composition, and widely diversified cultural influences. Fiona Joy Hawkins has outdone herself with this release and continues to set the bar ever higher in the unfolding of her creative potential.”

"Fiona really is the emergence-evolution of a different time and place- she transcends genres. She describes herself as "Transcultural Instrumental," and the title fits well for this composer and pianist who loves to incorporate world music, rare and ancient instruments and who can compose a whole piece in her head."

"Fiona Joy Hawkins breathes life into a traditional repertoire deeply in need of a new perspective and new energy. The recording offers an inventive and joyful approach to the music which has been taken for granted for decades. Both in her unique slant on traditional music and in her wonderful original compositions, Christmas Joy is an utterly brilliant creation and a recording of stellar beauty for the season."

“Some passages are solo piano and others are more orchestrated - a knockout! The title track is breathtaking in its simplicity and emotional depth - piano, cello, and keyboard are achingly beautiful.”

“Puts the listener into a reflective relaxed state with many refined variations ranging from the poignant quiet moments of thought, to moments with varying rhythms, styles and many orchestration phases in the 22 song album which merge together skillfully.”

"Fiona Joy Hawkins is poised to make the leap into stardom or I'm no judge of an artists's ability..... ICE - Piano Slightly is already in the running for chill-out album of the year..."

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